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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Leading CLO Attorney Moving to Milbank

In a move that could affect both firms’ business volumes, collateralized loan obligation attorney Sean Solis is leaving Dechert to join Milbank...

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Rumor Mill Churns Amid KeyBank Departures

A continuing series of staff departures is prompting speculation about the future of KeyBank’s structured-product brokerage unit.

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Group Proposes Twist on Stranded Costs

A California trade group is suggesting that two energy companies in the state team up to float a massive securitization.

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Cantor to Install CLO-Underwriting Team

Cantor Fitzgerald is positioning itself as an underwriter of collateralized loan obligations.

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ABS Issue Would Rely on Blockchain

A blockchain-technology company pioneering the use of “smart contracts” for securitization purposes expects to complete a debut transaction in the...

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Louisiana Poised to Securitize BP Settlement

Louisiana plans to securitize a portion of the proceeds from a settlement with BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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CLO Pipeline Shrinks Amid Gusher of Refis

Widening spreads on collateralized loan obligations appear to be deterring issuance at the start of what was expected to be a record month for deal...

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Yamaha Resurfaces With Card-Bond Plan

Look for Yamaha Motor Corp. USA to resume issuing asset-backed securities after a long absence from the market — but with a new type of collateral...

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European CLOs Encounter Rough Period

Collateralized loan obligation issuers in Europe suddenly are having a harder time placing the senior portions of their deals.

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Angel Oak Solves Fix-and-Flip Problem

The latest securitization of “fix-and-flip loans” employed a novel structure that industry professionals see as a possible road map for other...

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ED&F Bowing Out of Secondary Market

Broker-dealer ED&F Man is getting out of the market for structured products.

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Gordian Knot Toying With SIV Re-Launch

Gordian Knot hasn’t given up on the market for structured investment vehicles.

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